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From left to right, coach Justin Browning and women’s team national champions Mia Manzanares, Kati Murphy and Ashleigh Young (Grace Hanley not pictured).

McNeese Wins Three Rodeo Championships

June 16, 2019

McNeese State University’s women’s rodeo team is once again first in the nation after winning the team championship and two national individual championships Saturday night at the 71st College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Mia Manzanares, of Opelousas, is now the two-time women’s all-around champion and is the co-winner of goat tying championship, as…

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The College National Finals Rodeo runs through Saturday, June 16.

Three McNeese Rodeo Members Make Finals

June 15, 2019

Three members of the McNeese State University rodeo team have qualified for Saturday’s (June 15) finals at the 71st College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. The top 12 competitors in each of the events qualify for Saturday’s championship finals.  The women’s team heads into the finals in first place. Mia Manzanares, of Opelousas, will…

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Rodeo team members and coach representing McNeese State University at the 71st College National Finals Rodeo June 10-15 in Casper, Wyoming, are from left: rodeo coach Justin Browning, Lathan Lyons, Waylon Bourgeois, Grace Ann Hanley, Gabe Soileau, Kati Murphy, Ryder Sanford, Ashleigh Young, Will Heinen, Mia Manzanares and Sandro Ferretti.

McNeese Rodeo Sends 10 to College National Finals

May 29, 2019

Ten McNeese State University rodeo members have earned spots in the 71st College National Finals Rodeo scheduled June 10-15 in Casper, Wyoming. Qualifiers and their events are: Waylon Bourgeois, Church Point, bareback riding, Sandro Ferretti, Noves, France, bareback riding, Grace Ann Hanley, Welsh, barrel racing, Will Heinen, Hathaway, steer wrestling, Lathan Lyons, Eunice, saddle bronc riding, Mia Manzanares, Opelousas, goat tying and breakaway…

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McNeese hosts summer harp camp

May 29, 2019

The McNeese State University Harp Camp will be offered July 29- Aug. 2 in the Shearman Fine Arts Center. The camp, sponsored by the W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts, is open to interested persons of all ages and all levels of experience, according to Barbara Belew, camp director. July 4 is the…

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McNeese Offers Three Summer Programs for High School Students

May 29, 2019

Alligators, rockets and crime scene investigations are the topics for three summer programs for students in grades 9-12 offered July 8-26 by the McNeese State University. The crocodilian biochemistry program offers high school students the opportunity to engage in research to investigate the unique immune system of the American alligator. The engineering academy offers a…

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McNeese hosts Cowboy Camp for incoming freshman. Here students gather around the quad clock for 19:39

2019 McNeese Cowboy Camp Offered

May 16, 2019

The 12th Annual Cowboy Camp at McNeese State University will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17, to give the incoming freshman class and transfer students the opportunity to learn about the traditions and history of McNeese before the 2019 fall semester begins. “Cowboy Camp is a two-­day program specifically designed to help students get…

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McNeese Autism Program Offers Summer BRIDGES

May 13, 2019

The McNeese State University Autism Program (MAP) is hosting the BRIDGES summer program from June 3 – July 12 for adolescents and young adults with autism. BRIDGES – which stands for Building Respect and Independence by Directing, Guiding and Encouraging Socialization – was introduced in 2017 to “bridge a gap” between available adolescent and adulthood…

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McNeese 2019 Summer Reading Program Scheduled

May 13, 2019

The McNeese State University Summer Reading Clinic will be offered June 3-27 for students entering grades 2-6. This summer program offers reading enriched activities from 9:30 a.m.-noon Mondays through Thursdays. During this time students will receive one-on-one tutoring for 60 minutes each day. They will also participate in reading enriched activities with a master teacher.…

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2019 McNeese Summer Band Academies

May 13, 2019

McNeese State University Bands will be hosting both middle school and high school band academies this summer. The middle school band academy will be held June 9-12, while the high school band academy will be held June 16-20.  “The middle school program will provide an intense and exciting four days of education and preparation for…

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McNeese Offers Summer Programs for Area Youth

May 13, 2019

The McNeese State University campus offers numerous summer activities for area youth of all ages, including band, athletics, forensics, a STEM Academy, reading and leisure learning classes for kids and teens. Summer programs including dates, times, costs, eligible ages and contact information are as follows: McNeese STEM Academy Grades 1-8 May 28-Aug. 9 7:30 a.m.-5:30…

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